In this article: Where to find food banks for horses in need.
For over a year I’ve been writing about the high price of hay in Arizona. But it’s not just here, and more than ever horses are being found half starved, abandoned, or turned loose to fend for themselves. These are horror stories that are making news across the West in alarming numbers. It’s easy label these horse owners as contributors to animal cruelty and condemn them for having horses when they can’t afford them, but that’s not always true. Hay has not always been expensive, horse owners may have lost their jobs, and in today’s economy the horse sale market is ailing. There are horse rescues, but they are usually at full capacity with a waiting list.
There is an indication of help for this tragic situation as food banks for horses are beginning to surface. I listed a few below, I hope they are of help to horse owners who have found themselves caught between a rock and a hard place.
Food Bank List
One Story… of Many
Some Horses are Starving as Hay Prices Rise is one of many recent articles that show the impact of high hay prices on the struggling horse owner.
Want to help? All of the above links accept donations. Thank you!
amy elizabeth, TBN Ranch